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Scheduled Activities

November 2-4 - JEAN, NV (OL7) - T-34 Fly-in - Info: 702-631-0018

November 2-4 - LAKELAND, FL - Wings 'n Things - Family Fun Fest, ISAM museum at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in site, 863-644-2431

November 3 - LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - EAA Chapter 690, Flying Start Program & Pancake Breakfast. 770-613-9501.

November 3 - GREENSEA, SC - EAA Chapter 1167, 4th Annual Fly-In and BBQ. GPS FAA designator S-079. (843) 307-0508.

November 3 - SANTA MARIA, CA (at Santa Maria Museum of Flight-Vintage Hangar) - EAA Chapter 499 - Fly-in & 1902 Wright Glider Replica Unveiling, (805)922-8758

November 8-10 - FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Assoc. sponsored AOPA EXPO 2001, 301-695-2162 

November 10 - MILLEN, GA - Chapter 172 Low-Country Boil Fly-In, 706-547-3607

November 10 - MIDLAND, TX - Confederate Air Force Headquarters sponsored "The Dead Ships of Truk Lagoon" Remembrance of War, 915-563-1000

November 10 - PELL CITY, AL - Chapter 1320 Fly-In Breakfast, 205-338-9500

November 10 - TRUCKEE-TAHOE, CA - Chapter 1073 Pancake Breakfast, 530-546-8515

November 10 - FAIRVIEW, OK - Fairview Flight Club sponsored 5Oth Annual World’s Oldest Free Fly-In, 580-227-3788

November 10 - GRANBURY, TX - Chapter 983 Fall Fly-In at Pecan Plantation Airpark (0TX1),

November 10 - LAKELAND, FL - Sun ’n Fun Center hosts an Aeronca Fly-In, 863-644-0741

November 11 - CINCINNATI, OH - Warbird Squadron 18 Veterans Day Parade

November 11 - HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FL - EAA Chapter 1240 , Young Eagles Program 9:00 AM till 2:00 PM at Sebring Industrial Airport

Young Eagles Rallies

-- See the complete schedule of Young Eagle events at the Young Eagles website.

Nov. 10 - Executive (SAC) - Fair Oaks, CA Chapter 25 - Greg Smith 916-965-9400
Nov. 10 - Brown Field - San Diego, CA Chapter 14 - Sam McCutcheon 619-435-0668

Nov. 10 - Perry/Houston County Airport - Perry, GA

Nov. 10 - Michigan City (MGC) - Michigan City, IN Chapter 966 - Pete Macler 616-756-6021

Nov. 10 - PUNTA GORDA, FL - Chapter 565 Pancake Breakfast/Young Eagle Rally, Charlotte County Airport, 941-627-1700

EAA SportAir Workshops:

NOV 09-11, 2001, OSHKOSH, WI - Topics: Velocity Assembly
See the complete schedule of upcoming SportAir Workshops.

November Wallpaper From EAA Website

The November wallpaper is EAA’s rare Pitcairn PA 7S Mailwing. Along with appearing in several movies, this very airplane is believed to have been flown by Charles Lindbergh, Howard Hughes and Jackie Cochran. Some of its famous passengers include Shirley Temple, Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart. To put this beautiful aircraft on your desktop, visit the download page on the EAA website.


The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

November 2, 2001   Volume 1, Number 33

Welcome to EAA e-HOT LINE, the e-mail newsletter for members of the Experimental Aircraft Association, its divisions and affiliates. We welcome your comments and suggestions to ehotline@eaa.org 

News You Can Use ---

14 New No-Fly Areas Added to List of Nuclear Sites by FAA;
Six other Sites Removed From TFRs; 12 Site Locations/Bearings Revised 

The FAA has released a revised NOTAM that adds 14 locations to the list of prohibited airspace near nuclear facilities in the U.S. The new NOTAM, FDC 1/1979, also removes six TFR areas from the previously issued NOTAM FDC 1763, plus makes revisions of locations or bearings to 12 others. Please note that the new NOTAM does not go into effect until 2200 UTC (4 p.m. CST) Friday, Nov. 2, thus allowing pilots some lead time to remove aircraft from affected airports. The existing NOTAM FDC /1763 remains in effect until then.

New No-Fly Locations
The TFR areas eliminated by the new NOTAM
Revised Locations/Bearings

Pilots and other aviation enthusiasts can obtain updated, easy-to-understand electronic maps that show current Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) areas through a free service offered by EAA. These maps show exactly where TFR area borders are located, so pilots have a clear understanding where flying is and is not allowed. To access the maps, pilots can go to the “TFR Airspace Maps” link on the top of the EAA web site at www.eaa.org.

House Passes Aviation Security Bill
A critical vote occurred Thursday evening in the House of Representatives on HR 3150, the Aviation Security Bill.  The vote enables EAA to continue the fight to prevent the enactment of a Senate version of the Bill that could have an adverse impact on general aviation.  The Senate version contains an Amendment by Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) that would require the FAA to implement a security program for aircraft weighing less than 12,500 lbs.  The favorable House Bill, along with the Senate version passed earlier in the week, will be sent to conference committee where a final Bill will emerge for the President¹s signature.  EAA and other general aviation associations will continue to work on Capital Hill, with House and Senate Conferees, in an effort to minimize the impact of proposed new security requirements on general aviation.

Relocation Allowed at 15 Airports Within Nuclear TFR Areas
Aircraft trapped in nuclear power plant TFRs were allowed to relocate from 15 airports for four hours Friday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. EST. Part 91 IFR and VFR general aviation departures were authorized to relocate subject to several provisions. (read more)

NOTAM Issued for World Series in Phoenix 
As expected, a NOTAM has been issued for Saturday's World Series Game 6 in Phoenix, AZ. VFR flight operations are restricted within 25 nm of  the Phoenix/PXR Vortac, from the surface to the base of Class A airspace  Saturday, Nov. 3, 2330 UTC until Sunday, Nov. 4, 0400 UTC, and from Sunday, Nov. 4, 2330 UTC, until Monday, Nov. 5, 0400 UTC. Game six is set for Saturday, Nov. 6, beginning at 7:53 EST and, if necessary, game 7 will begin at 7:55 EST ...
(read the NOTAM)

EAA Unveils Donor Honor Roll, Announces Annual 'Fund For Excellence'
EAA members and aviation enthusiasts have grown accustomed to enjoying the freedom of flight to its fullest extent. Incidents such as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have caused these freedoms to be restricted or worse yet, lost forever to our children and grandchildren. Support of the EAA Aviation Foundation through its “Annual Fund For Excellence,” has never been more important! Our pride and potential as an organization rests in large part on support for the high standards that distinguish us from others. Your contributions allow young people, aviation enthusiasts and EAA members alike to enjoy the history of flight and promote its future. The EAA Aviation Foundation has established a "Donor Honor Roll" that lists all donors to the Foundation for fiscal year 2000-2001.This list is now available at the foundation's website.
(read more)

EAA East Coast Regional Fly-In Moves to September
Citing a need to increase the amount of daylight available, not to mention raise the odds of having good weather, the EAA East Coast Regional Fly-In has moved from October to September. Beginning in 2002, the 32nd year of the fly-in, the three-day event will be held from Sept. 13-15 at the New Garden Flying Field (N57), Toughkenamon, PA, about 25 miles west of Philadelphia. (read more)

EAA Co-Sponsors History of Flight Conference
A three-day international symposium on the history of flight was held Oct. 26-28 in the very state where Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved their breakthroughs almost a century ago. “They Taught the World to Fly: The Wright Brothers and the Age of Flight” was attended by about 300 people, along with a concurrent teacher workshop on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The conference was sponsored by the North Carolina First Flight Centennial Commission, EAA and 20 other organizations nationwide.
(read more)

New Homebuilders Website Launched This Week
The new EAA Homebuilders Headquarters website went live this week featuring new content, easier navigation and a new look. The new site provides EAA members with more information that’s easier to find than the previous site. It’s the comprehensive website for homebuilding from the Homebuilder’s Champion, EAA.
Check out the new site today. Homebuilders Headquarters is located on the Members only site at http://members.eaa.org/.
(read more)

On The Flight Line ---
The Wright Experience Wind Tunnel-Tests 1901 Glider Reproduction
Before they learned to fly, the Wright brothers learned to glide. A reproduction of one of the aviation pioneers' early gliders, constructed by Ken Hyde and The Wright Experience (TWE), has undergone wind tunnel tests at NASA's Langley Research Center's Full Scale Tunnel in Hampton, Va. The 1901 glider was an important step in the Wrights' development of their1903 Flyer not because it was successful, but because it wasn't. The 1901 glider was extremely difficult to control and it didn't demonstrate flight-handling characteristics consistent with theories used by the Wright brothers. So Wilbur and Orville decided they needed a different approach. They built a small-scale wind tunnel and started the world's first successful wind tunnel-based aircraft design program, a precursor to the systems engineering approach used by the aviation industry today.

The wind tunnel tests are part of ongoing research to uncover and document how the Wright brothers, neither of whom finished high school, managed to conquer the principles of flight in five short years. Since none of the Wrights' first prototype aircraft were saved, nor were their early construction documents and drawings, Hyde is retracing the brothers' groundbreaking steps to flight. These efforts will continue through December 17, 2003, with EAA’s Countdown to Kitty Hawk flight of TWE’s 1903 Wright Flyer reproduction at Kill Devil Hills.

2002 Great Lakes International Aviation Conference Jan. 18-20 in East Lansing
Top-flight training, hair-raising aerobatics tales and camaraderie awaits attendees of the second Great Lakes International Aviation Conference, Jan. 18-20, 2002, at Michigan State University's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing. Keynote speakers include aviation legend Bob Hoover and Dr. Jerry Cockrell, a 13,000-hour pilot and psychologist dubbed one of the funniest speakers in aviation. The conference offers a wide variety of safety and operational training especially useful to pilots, maintenance technicians, air-traffic controllers, student pilots and other enthusiasts. (read more)

Inventing Flight Announces Ohio Essay Contest With FAA

Inventing Flight: Dayton 2003 and the local office of the FAA are co-sponsoring an essay contest for Ohio students in grades 3-12 in which $500 prizes will be awarded. Theme of the essays is How the Discovery of Flight has Changed the World and Why Dayton and Ohio Should Be Proud.”
The contest runs from Nov. 5-30. Essays must consist of the writer’s own words, thoughts and ideas. They must be legibly written or typed. Judging will be conducted in five age categories and with the following length requirements:
Grades 3-4 75 words
Grades 5-6 150 words
Grades 7-8 300 words
Grades 9-10 500 words
Grades 11-12 1,000 words

One prize will be awarded per age group and will be presented at the Aviation Trail annual anniversary luncheon on Dec. 17, the 98th anniversary of the Wright brother’s first powered flight. Interested students should contact Inventing Flight at 937/222-0065 and request an entry form and a copy of contest rules. Entries must be accompanied by entry forms.

Airwolf Signs on as Sponsor for Air Show Performers
Airwolf Filter Corp., maker of remote-mounted oil filter systems for air-cooled aero engines, has become a sponsor of the AeroShell Aerobatic Team and solo performer Herb Baker. The AeroShell Team, formerly known as the North American Team, flies its famous T-6s at air shows amassing over 250 flight hours per airplane per year, much of it inverted. Baker is the only full-time performer in the nation who flies a 1425 hp 1957 Navy T-28C. Remote-mounted Airwolf filter systems are becoming standard equipment in a growing number of radial-powered aircraft. “Airwolf provides more time between oil changes and longer engine TBO,” said AeroShell Team Leader Alan Henley. “We’re proud to have Airwolf sponsor our venerable fleet of T-6s.” Baker believes the Airwolf system will earn him extra engine TBO and prevent premature wear. “I can change oil every 30 hours and have the confidence of a safer aerobatic performance because the oil is cleaner,” he said.

Q & A: Question of the Week
Question For EAA Aviation Information Services -  I'm unclear about changing a prop on a homebuilt. If the aircraft is a kit and the kit supplier recommends a prop for their design, is it ok to switch to that type of prop if it's not the prop we certified the airplane with, or must we decertify? We certified with a Hoffman 3 blade electric and we want to fly for a while with a 3 blade fixed performance (Clark Lydick). We will re-calculate the weight and balance and log it. Thanks.

Answer: The procedure you must use for making a major change to your homebuilt is outlined in your operating limitations. (These OpLims were given to you along with the airworthiness certificate when the aircraft was inspected by the FAA inspector or DAR.) There are three possibilities, depending on when your aircraft was originally licensed. You may be required to have the aircraft re-inspected and re-licensed. Or, your OpLims may require you to notify your FAA FSDO of the change, at which time they will issue you a new flight test period. The latest OpLims allow you to take care of the major change without contacting the FSDO, by making logbook entries indicating the start and completion of a flight test period.

The Operating Limitations issued to your aircraft will spell out which procedure you are required to follow. It's very important that you follow the specific procedure that's called out in your OpLims, as you can not substitute a newer procedure if your OpLims are an earlier version.

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